Laptop Requirement

The GSD requires each student to bring to school a laptop computer, capable of running Windows software. (Note that an Apple computer can satisfy this requirement, with a dual-OS solution that includes Windows, at some extra expense and complication.) This laptop computer should be powerful enough to suport the software your program requires.  Typical applications include AutoCad, Rhino, GIS and the Adobe Creative Suite, and so on.

Computer Purchasing Options

For suggestions on computer purchases and minimum requirements, please visit the GSD’s Computer Recommendations.

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